Village of Ocean Beach, NY
Suffolk County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Ocean Beach: Art. I, 5-23-1959 as Article IV of the 1951 Code of Ordinances, as amended through 8-18-1973; Art. II, 4-29-1995 as L.L. No. 4-1995. Sections 76-1C, 76-2 and 76-8 amended during codification; see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. III. Other amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 5-23-1959 as Article IV of the 1951 Code of Ordinances, as amended through 8-18-1973]

§ 76-1 Running at large prohibited.

[Amended 12-12-1981 by L.L. No. 10-1981; 5-11-1996 by L.L. No. 6-1996]
No dog or other domestic animal or pet of any kind or description, except a domestic cat, shall be permitted at any time:
A. 
To enter or remain in any store, restaurant or public building in the village.
B. 
On any walk, road or public place in the village, unless such animal or pet is accompanied by and under complete supervision and control of a person of suitable age and discretion, who shall at all times lead and keep such animal or pet under such supervision and control by means of a suitable leash, strap, cage or other effective means of preventing the same from being at large.
C. 
On any beach or on any municipal recreational area of the village, except that dogs may be permitted to run loose on the oceanfront beach within the village between September 15 and May 15, when accompanied by and in control of a person of suitable age and discretion capable of completely controlling the dog, and be maintained within that person's view and immediate control, and that person shall be responsible for the dog or dogs and be deemed supervisor. Said dog or dogs shall not be permitted to defecate upon the beach, and, in the event that the dog shall defecate, the product or result of such defecation shall be immediately removed by the supervisor. Said dog or dogs shall not be permitted to intimidate or annoy any third party in which event, upon a complaint to the dog's or dogs' supervisor that such third party is intimidated or annoyed, the dog or dogs shall be immediately releashed and removed from the beach.

§ 76-2 Proper removal and disposal of feces required.

[Amended 10-5-1974 by L.L. No. 2-1974; 12-12-1981 by L.L. No. 10-1981]
No person owning, harboring or having custody or control of any animal shall, at any time, permit it to make any excretion upon any common thoroughfare, sidewalk, passageway, play area, park, beach or any place where people congregate or walk, or upon any private property without the permission of the owner of said property. However, in the event that any animal shall soil, defile, defecate on or commit any nuisance in any of the above prohibited areas, the person owning, harboring, keeping or in charge of any such animal shall immediately remove all feces deposited by such animal. The feces removed shall be deposited in a closed garbage container by the person owning, harboring, keeping or in charge of such animal. In addition thereto, the person owning, harboring, keeping or in charge of any such animal shall, at all times when said animal is upon any common thoroughfare, sidewalk, passageway, play area, park, beach or any place where people congregate or walk, or upon any property whatsoever or upon any private property without the permission of the owner of said property, have visibly in his or her possession a contrivance, tool or device to be used to scoop or pick up any feces which may be caused by such animal. Such contrivance, tool or device shall be constructed of durable metal or plastic material and shall contain or be accompanied by a disposable container for depositing the feces.

§ 76-3 Cats to wear bells.

No person owning or having custody or control of a cat shall permit such cat to run at large within the corporate limits of the village, unless it is provided with and wearing a harness or collar to which is securely attached a bell of sufficient size so as to give adequate and audible warning for the protection of birdlife.

§ 76-4 Abandonment prohibited.

No person shall, at any time, abandon any cat, dog or other domestic animal or pet of any kind or description within the corporate limits of the village.

§ 76-5 Inducing animals to fight prohibited.

No person shall, at any time, induce animals or pets of any kind or description to fight at any place within the corporate limits of the village, or within 1,500 feet of the shoreline of the village.

§ 76-6 Horses prohibited on public walks, dunes and beaches.

No person shall permit any horse, donkey or other dray animal to walk upon the public walks, dunes or beaches within the village or upon the beach fronting on the Atlantic Ocean, within 1,500 feet of the shoreline of the village.

§ 76-7 Impoundment; redemption.

If any dog, cat or other domestic animal or pet of any kind or description shall be found at large within said Village of Ocean Beach, in violation of this chapter, it shall be lawful for any policeman, trustee or other officer of the village to seize and impound the same. Any such animal or pet so impounded shall be confined for a period of five days and may be redeemed by the owner thereof within said period upon payment to the Village Clerk, or to such other officer as may be designated by the Board of Trustees of the village to be in charge of the public pound, of a fee of $5; and any such animal or pet not redeemed within said period of five days may, without notice, be destroyed or disposed of.

§ 76-8 Penalties for offenses.

[Amended 12-12-1981 by L.L. No. 10-1981]
The owner of any animal or pet, and any person having custody or control of such animal or pet, shall, upon conviction, be subject to the penalties set forth in Chapter 1, General Provisions, § 1-14.
[Adopted 4-29-1995 as L.L. No. 4-1995]

§ 76-9 Legislative findings.

It is hereby found and declared that the presence of large numbers of rodents, wild deer and other wild animals within the village constitutes a health and safety hazard to the inhabitants of the village in terms of the danger of the transmittal of disease, physical injury to the people and damage to property. It is the intent of the Board to mitigate these dangers by restricting the availability of feed or other inducements to attract such wild animals into the village and thereby limiting the potential damage and dangers imposed by their presence.

§ 76-10 Definitions.

As used in this Article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
ANIMAL FEED
Any food or any material used as a food for any animal.
WILD ANIMALS
All rodents, deer and dogs but excluding any domesticated animal owned by a resident of the village and for whom that resident of the village has assumed specific care and allows the animal to reside within her or his premises.

§ 76-11 Prohibited conduct.

A. 
No one may place any animal feed on any property owned by the Village of Ocean Beach, including walks, parks and other areas.
B. 
No one may place or put any animal feed outside of a building in an exposed or open container, except for the placement of animal feed for domesticated animals on the property of the owner and except for bird feeding in an enclosed birdfeeder or tablefeeder, and except for feeding of wild animals authorized by a resolution of the Board of Trustees in connection with a scientific project to identify, count, capture or treat wild animals.